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Walking your dog no longer has 
to be a tug-of-war between you and 
your pet. A new concept in dog 
walking is being developed at 
Stout's Small Business Incubator. 

The product, Walk-Ease, is a pet 
lead designed to give the walker 
better control of the pet while pro- 
viding extra safety for both pet and 
walker. The lead is unique in that 
two-thirds of it is wooden, acting as 
an extension of the walker's hand. 
This feature enables the walker to 
keep the pet safely at his or her side 
and out of the way of obstacles 
such as pedestrians, traffic or other 
animals. 

Because the remaining portion of 
the lead is nylon. or chain, the pet is 
still allowed the same amount of 
walking space given by a standard 
lead. 



"The idea is so simple, yet the 
product is very functional," said 
Tom Kriesel, president of the 
developing company. "It's an alter- 
native to the standard leash." 

Puppies learn to walk at their 
owner's side almost immediately 
with the Walk-Ease lead, Kriesel 
said. "It's actually reassuring to the 
pet to be kept close to the walker's 
side," he said. 

The lead is also useful for other 
small animals such as cats and fer- 
rets, Kriesel said. "We call it a pet 
lead, as opposed to a dog lead, 
because its control feature makes it 
ideal for keeping other pets, such as 
cats, from jumping on the walker or 
other pedestrians." 

The idea occurred to Kriesel in 
March, 1985, while he was walking 
his dog. Curious to see what would 



happen, he tied the leash to the end 
of a walking stick, which he found 
at the side of a road. 

"All of a sudden, I could move 
her around wherever I wanted. The 
change in control was amazing," he 
said. That extra control results in 
greater security for the pet and the 
walker, he added. 

A week later, Kriesel, who lived 
in Minneapolis at the time, formed 
the company in his garage and set 
out to get a trademark and patent. 
Soon afterward, he moved to 
Menomonie. 



ity to interact with and learn from 
the various stages of a developing 
business. 

Walk-Ease is currently working 
with six teams of students from the 
production processing class, which 
is a required course for students in 
advanced manufacturing engineer- 
ing. The students volunteer, 
through application, for specific 
projects which the company will be 
working on. 

Several projects which are 
operating for Walk-Ease include the 
development of time standards, the 




"From the beginning, I thought 
the idea of a new business would 
be a good educational project," 
Kriesel said. "So I contacted the 
dean of the School of Industry and 
Technology to inquire about the 
possibility of student involvement." 

That's when he learned about the 
Stout Incubator for business ven- 
tures such as his . The Incubator is 
an affordable facility designed to aid 
developing businessess. It is 
beneficial for the client as well as 
the university, said Charles Yost, 
associate professor of industrial 
management at Stout and director 
of the Incubator. "We became 
aware of each other's needs, and 
after some consulting, decided that 
this relationship would be a mutual- 
ly beneficial one," he said. 

Kriesel moved from his one-man 
plant to the Incubator on Dec. 1. 

The Incubator's clients have ac- 
cess to Stout's facilities, resources 
and expertise as they develop their 
product. In turn, the students and 
faculty at Stout have the opportun- 



"The whole idea 

probably would have been 

considerably delayed and 

much more troublesome 

had it not been for the 

Incubator." 

-Kriesel 



improvement of plant layout and 
the production of specific drilling 
tools necessary for the product. 

"The whole idea probably would 
have been considerably delayed and 
much more troublesome had it not 
been for the Incubator, "Kriesel 
said. "The overhead would have 
done me in. Since I got here, I've 
been exploring new methods of 
manufacturing and marketing in 
cooperation with the faculty and 
students at Stout." 

"Not only is the Incubator of 
significant help for the companies, 
but it's real healthy for the univer- 
sity," Yost said. "It reinforces 
Stout's commitment to offering 
practical, hands-on experience." 

The Incubator is also ideal for 
observation by students in areas 
such as plant layout, production 
and inventory control, material 
handling, and time and motion 
study, Yost said. 

There is currently one other 
, business in the Incubator. 
CONCAD, which sells the service 



of computer aided design and draft- 
ing, has been at Sout for approx- 
imately six months, Yost said. 

"We intend to expand the 
number of clients in the Incubator," 
said Yost. "It is capable of accom- 
modating approximately six com- 
panies, depending on their various 
needs." 

One of the goals of the Incubator 
project is to promote economic 
development in the Menomonie 
area. 

"It is our hope that a business, 
once they leave the Incubator, will 
remain in the area, generating jobs 
and therby improving the 
economy," Yost said. "We cannot 
require that, but one of our entry 
criteria deals with the probability of 
the client locating in the 
Menomonie area." 

The Walk-Ease product is current- 
ly being sold in several pet stores, 
supermarkets and hardware stores 
in the Twin Cities area. 

"The product is geared toward an 
urban market, where the sidewalks 
are naturally more crowded," 
Kriesel said. "We plan to target 
New York, Chicago, Phoenix, Ariz., 
San Francisco and eventually even 
go international." 

Target stores, Fleet Farm and 
several mail order companies have 
also shown interest in the product, 
Kriesel said. 

"This is a very critical time for 
Walk-Ease," Yost said. "His prob- 
ability of success is very high, and 
he will succeed if he can just keep 
his foot in the marketplace long 
enough to become established and 
gain some visibility. Right now 
we're looking for someone in- 
terested in financing the venture." 

Rarely does one person see an 
idea through every step of the way 
from the light bulb in his head to 
actual sales in the marketplace. 
However, Kriesel has done just 
that. 

"I think Tom (Kriesel) exemplifies 
the potential to fulfill the American 
dream," Yost said. "He's clever, 
he's innovative and he's very eager. 
That's what it takes to be a 
success. "□ 



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In some shops in Japan, a person can choose a gar- 
ment style, provide his or her measurements and 
receive an individually tailored garment in a matter of 
hours. Such personally sized clothing in such a short 
time is possible since the entry of computers into the 
clothing industry. 

Computer aided manufacturing of individually sized 
clothes is just reaching the United States, according to 
Annette Fraser, assistant professor of apparel, textiles 
and design at Stout. 

One company in Chicago, for instance, has recently 
expanded its capabilities in this area, Fraser said. The 
company can take a man's measurements and, using a 
mathematical formula, make alterations before rather, 
than after the suit is produced. The result is a 
customized suit. 

The U.S. clothing industry as a whole, however, 
does use computers on a larger scale of production, 
Fraser said. Although this process is often referred to 
as computer-aided design and computer-aided 
manufacturing, or CAD/ CAM, a more accurate name is 
computer-aided patterning, she said. The newest pro- 
grams also allow a designer to sketch or illustrate on 
the computer screen, but these programs have not 
been perfected and don't have the ability to develop a 
pattern from the drawn illustration, she said. 

Once a pattern has been made by hand, computers 
may be involved in every step of manufacturing except 
the final sewing of the fabric pieces. 

Individual pattern pieces, placed on a table with a 
magnetic grid, are programmed into the computer us- 
ing a handheld "electronic digitizer." The digitizer 
follows the edge of the piece and marks key points, 
such as a dart or buttonholes, on the magnetic grid. 
The digitizer also allows the user to note the direction 
of the fabric grain and other specifics, Fraser said. 

"You can control for plaid, for instance," she said. 
"Once you get the piece into the computer, you can 
recall it on the screen to see' if you have it in 
correctly." 

When all pattern pieces have been coded into the 
computer, the pattern is given an identification number 
and stored in the machine's memory. 

"In the garment industry, what they store is the 
sample size for the company," Fraser said. She ex- 
plained that sales representatives ustrally carry only 
one size of samples for a clothing line, for example, a 
size 10. The ability to store one size of the pattern in 
computer memory is an advantage over the manual 
system in which a large filing area was needed to store 
copies of each pattern in every size available. 

"What you would do when the garment goes into 
production is put grade rules into the computer for the 
other sizes," she said. "Then your computer would 
generate all the sizes ." 

The computer takes the sample size and uses an 
equation to calculate the proportions, or grade rules, 
for the smaller and larger sizes. Using the computer, 
this process takes much less time than manually 
grading the pattern for each size. 

After grading, a marker is made . A marker is 
equivalent to a pattern layout in home sewing, except 
that it may include placement of pattern pieces for an 



order of dozens of garments in different sizes. 

To make the marker, miniature representations of the 
pattern pieces and the fabric length appear on the com- 
puter screen. The computer operator positions the 
pieces on the fabric, trying to waste little fabric. Get- 
ting as many garments as possible from a fabric length 
is important because fabric is the greatest cost factor in 
the clothing industry, Fraser said. 

A computer program that would automatically create 
a marker with a minimum of fabric waste would be 
revolutionary, she said. Markers designed by a person 
are only as efficient as the person, and an automatic 
marker maker might eliminate some human inefficien- 
cy, she said. 

"If you're really sure of your pattern, you don't even 
have to have any physical paper," Fraser said. "Most, 
companies do have their marker drawn and use it as a 
check, but it really could be done without it." 

When the marker is finished, it is recorded onto a 
disc and fed into a computerized cutter. Computerized 
cutters may be blade, laser or waterjet cutters. Each is 
suited for use with specific materials and cutting situa- 
tions but all are very precise, which aids in quality con- 
trol, Fraser said. 

The computers can control some embroidering, 
monogramming and specialty sewing, but sewing the 
cut pieces together is done on traditional machines on 
the factory's sewing floor. Because the majority of 
workers employed in the garment business work on 
the sewing floor, an area that is not highly computer- 
ized, the computer systems do not eliminate many 
jobs, Fraser said. 

The computers do reduce the time needed for 
clothing production, she said. Orders that took weeks 
may take fewer weeks, and those that took a few 
weeks may take only days. 

The improvements in technology may help this coun- 
try to remain competitive in an industry in which im- 
ports are playing an increasing role, she said. Fraser 
said she thinks the design functions, currently the 
weak or missing links in the system, will advance 
quickly. The computer companies have already prom- 
ised such programs to their customers and will now be 
expected to deliver them, she said. 

"The dream is someday to take the raw fabric and 
put it in one side of a machine and— zoom—out comes a 
shirt on the other side," she said. "It's not just going 
to go into a chute like that, but someday it will be 
possible to have a completely computerized 
operation." 

The production of individually sized clothing, like 
that done in the Chicago suit company, may begin as a 
more elite and expensive service before it gains 
widespread popularity or availability, she said. 

"I can certainly see that that has an attraction," she 
said. "Who's to say-it could be the way things will go 
eventually. "□ 



Co-op Education: 
A partnership between 
business and the 
university 



Students at Stout are getting the chance to apply 
classroom learning to employment experience in in- 
dustry, business, government and public service . In 
keeping with Stout's tradition of "learning by doing," 
cooperative education is offered to students as an op- 
portunity to work in their chosen field before gradua- 
tion. 

Cooperative education is a partnership between a 
business and a university in which a student alternates 
semesters of employment with semesters of schooling. 
At Stout, the co-op program allows students to leave 
campus for a period of three to six months for the op- 
portunity to gain employment experience in their field. 

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Stout has offered a co-op program since the fall of 
1982. Since that time, there have been 434 student 
placements at approximately 125 different companies. 
Not only is the co-op of obvious benefit to the students 
who participate in the program, but it has also proven 
to be beneficial for the companies who are involved. 

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., of Appleton, is beginning 
its third year of involvement with Stout's co-op pro- 
gram. 

"I've been very pleased with the students we've 
worked with," said David Ogilvie, vice president and 
operations manager at Pierce and a 1981 graduate of 
Stout. "They're very well prepared for the field of 
plant engineering. I've found the students to be quite 
good at attacking the programs available to them . . . 
and quite creative." 

One of the advantages of co-op is that it is open to 
students beginning their sophomore year. This not 
only gives the student exposure to his or her field long 
before graduation, but it also gives the employer the 
opportunity to recruit returning students. 

"It's nice to work with students other than seniors at 
times, because if one looks promising, it gives us ac- 
cess to them for a longer period of time," said Bruce 
Brockner, engineering manager at MRM/Elgin in 
Menomonie. 

Lisa Fitterer, senior fashion merchandising major at 
Stout, had a co-op last fall working in the buying office 
at Marshall Fields in Chicago, and as a result, now has 
a full-time position waiting for her upon graduation. 




"The co-op was definitely worth the semester away 
from school/' she said. "If it weren't for my co-op ex- 
perience there, I wouldn't have even had a chance at 
the job." 

Donaldson's department store in Minneapolis inter- 
views prospective co-op students with the main pur- 
pose of finding a full-time employee who can start with 
the company after graduating. 

"We only work with students who are first semester 
seniors, in hopes of having them start with us in July 
after their last semester of school," said Bob Sanders, 
vice president of personnel. 

"The (co-op) program is a good two-way street for 
learning," he said. "All students have perceptions 
about their future career, whether they are correct or 
not. An experience like this gives the student a chance 
to view the industry as it really is, and it gives us a 
chance to view the student and his or her talents." 

"I think the company gains from the experience in 
several ways— first, it's a positive reinforcement situa- 
tion for us on the campus," Sanders said. "A former 
co-op student will return to school, and it's an oppor- 
tunity to have some positive things said about our 
company. Second, because the student wants the job 
and isn't simply here to make money, we see a higher 
level of productivity and performance. Also, from the 
expense standpoint, we gain a tremendous amount." 

Because a considerable investment of time and 
money goes into the recruitment and training of an 
employee, employers can benefit by entering a co-op 
program and defraying some of these costs. By hiring 
student employees, an employer can save on salary 
and benefits as well as the costs related to the recruit- 
ment and hiring procedures. Employers can also save 
time and money by having access to an experienced, 
familiar co-op student as a potential permanent 
employee. 

"Often a co-op employee will give us the assistance 
at a lower level that is very much neeeded, saving the 
time of our more experienced employees to work on 
special projects," said Karen Peters, administrator of - 
Ellerbe-Inside in Minneapolis. 

Co-op experiences allow students to return to school 
with a working knowledge of the material they're 
learning in their courses, said Dorothy Dale, director of 
the co-op program at Stout. 

"Since my co-op, I feel like I get a lot more out of 
my classes," said Ann Marie Satre, a packaging major 
who designed and tested packaging for Digital 
Equipment Co., Maynard, Mass., last fall. "It's really 
not just a lot of talk— I can see where the things we're 
learning will actually be used in the field. Much of 
what I'm learning now isn't new to me because I've 
learned about it on the job. I'm glad I had that 
chance." 

The co-op experience usually takes the place of 
regular courses, although the student registers and 
pays tuition for the co-op course. If the company is 
located near Memonie, students can spend part of their 
day at work and part of their day at class. Depending 
on the needs of the employer and the student, the ex- 
perience can last a semester, a summer, or a combina- 
tion of semester and Summer. All students are paid by 
their employer during their employment. -■ 



Besides valuable on-the-job experience, students 
learn how to deal with situations and people who will 
be encountered in the 9-to-5 world. 

"We find that, throughout the co-op experience, a 
student's attitude will change," said Walter Hullinger, 
president of Wetzel Brothers Inc., Milwaukee. "They 
learn how to get along with people. They're actually 
getting a lesson in human relations, even though they 
may not realize it." 

Hullinger sees the greatest benefit of the co-op pro- 
gram to his company as the opportunity to gain some 
youthful thinking. "Anytime you can inject new, 
young blood into the organization, you can only 
benefit," he said. "The people and ideas in a company 
can get old without some fresh ideas." 

Peter Delain, a senior industrial technology major, is 
in his second semester of a co-op with MRM/Elgin in 
Menomonie. He feels fortunate to work with a 







Menomonie company, where he can also attend classes 
part-time. 

"It really worked out well for me," Delain said. "I'm 
able to take classes and get work experience at the 
same time— I think this co-op will give me an edge over 
other graduates." 

Cooperative education is right in stride with Stout's • 
tradition of practical experience. As a means of prepar- 
ing for future employment, the program is a great op- 
portunity for students. 

Marriott's Mark Resort in Vail, Colo., has been in- 
volved with Stout's co-op program for almost two 
years. Mark Edwards, human resources director, said 
they originally looked to co-op as a way to solve some 
employment problems they were, experiencing because 
of their remote location and extended seasons. 

"It worked out so well that we decided to get involv- 
ed with a large-scale program on a permanent basis. 
We currently have 15 hotel and restaurant management 
students from Stout," he said. 

Edwards sees the biggest benefit of the program to 
his business as the high level of commitment from the 
student employees. 

"Because the students are here to learn, they put a 
great deal of interest in their work; in this business 
there's nothing more important than that," he said. 
"The co-op program also gives us the ability to identify 
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Food has long been recognized as a path to inter- 
cultural understanding. Three staff members in Stout's 
department of habitational resources recently 
underscored that principle by creating an Ethnic Chefs- 
in-Residence program at Stout. 

Leland Nicholls, Charles Metelka and Philip McGuirk 
received a grant from the UW System's Ethnic Studies 
Coordinating Committee to help develop a series of 
three dinners featuring food representing native 
American, black and Mexican cultures. About 60 guests 
participated in each of the dinners, which were served 
at the Corner III restaurant laboratory in the School of 
Home Economics. 

The three featured Chefs-in-Residence were Helen 
Basina of the Red Cliff band of the Chippewa (Ojibwa) 
tribe; Willie G. Rainey, a specialist in black American 
cooking for more than 20 years; and Rosa Coronado 
deCollyard, a consultant and producer of Mexican 
cuisine. 

Basina has worked with native American cooking for 
most of her life. She is reponsible for major tribal func- 
tions, including all food preparation for large bus tours 
to the tribal bingo and visitor centers in Red Cliff. 

Her dinner included Indian specialities such as baked 
vension, hominy dumpling partridge soup, beaver 
hash, smoked salmon, deep-fried trout fillets, fish pat- 
ties and baking soda biscuits. There was also a wild 
rice duck soup, fried bread, wild rice hot dishes, potato 
soup, and fresh pies made from apples and wild ber- 
ries hand picked on the Apostle Islands. 

Rainey has been involved in black American cooking 
since 1964. The Dallas County, Alabama native attend- 
ed Marquette University and Milwaukee Area Technical 
College. For the past 27 years, he has been a cook and 
chef at the Milwaukee County Medical Complex. 
Rainey has been an active member of the NAACP, 
Chefs Culinary Club, Milwaukee Public Schools Ad- 
visory Committee and the Milwaukee County Medical 
Complex Affirmative Action Committee. Since 1984, he 
has been a member of the Milwaukee Area Technical 
College Restaurant and Hotel Cookery Advisory Com- 
mittee. In 1985, Rainey received runner-up honors as 
"Chef of the Year" by the Milwaukee Culinary Club, 

Dishes he prepared included entrees of pork roast, 
southern fried chicken, barbecued ribs and fried cat- 
fish. Each entree was complemented by a variety of 
traditional black American vegetables such as turnip 
greens, sweet potato pie, rice, mustard greens, okra, 
squash, chitterlings and string beans. Assorted breads, 
fruits, donuts and beverages were also served to the 
guests. 

Coronado grew up in the famous LaCasa Coronado 
restaurant in downtown Minneapolis. She was the first 



woman to obtain membership in the International 
Geneva Association. She also holds memberships in 
the Geneva Chef's Society and Midwest U.S. Chef's 
Society. Coronado has also served on the board of 
directors for the City Center in Minneapolis and as a 
member of the Minneapolis Education Association for 
nine years. 

Besides her active civic life, she has served as a 
research consultant to Pillsbury, Armour and General 
Mills. Coronado has written a cookbook for Lerner 
Press. Her successful delicatessen and tortilla factory in 
St. Paul, Minn., have been featured in numerous ar- 
ticles on ethnic business. 

Her meal included Mexican specialities sopa seca, en- 
salada de napoles (cactus), huachinango con jugos de 
limas (red snapper with lime juice), arroz bianco (rice 
with pine nuts), and bunuelos (fried pastry). □ 




Willie G. Rainey (cover), Helen Basina (left) and Rosa 
Coronado de Collyard (above) were this year's Chefs-in- 
Residence at Stout. 




Bob Ward 

1932-1986 




Services were held Ian. 3 for Bob Ward MS '66 
who died Jan. 1 at his home. Ward was known as 
"Mr. Photography" on campus and was widely 
recognized tor his tine teaching. David Barnard, 
dean for Learning Resources, said that teaching was 
the most important thing in Ward's life and he was 
highly dedicated to students. Ward received his 
bachelor's degree from UW-La Crosse and his 
master's degree from Stout. He was an assistant pro- 
fessor of media technology. An Air Force veteran, 
Ward was active in community activities. He joined 
the staff in 1967. His family has requested that 



memorials be made 



to the 



United Methodist Church 



or to the Stout University Foundation in its Toward 
Century II campaign. A scholarship program in his 
memory is also being established. Details are 
available from the Alumni office. H 



Stout-grads 
land jobs 



Most college placement directors would be ecstatic 
over a placement rate of nearly 94 percent. But for 
Stout's Placement Director Robert Dahlke, this year's 
annual placement report, showing a 93.8 percent rate, 
is a case of business as usual. Last year's report had a 
93.7 percent figure. 

"We're not complacent about that 94 percent, 
"Dahlke said commenting on the report. "We want to 
make it better. You can't sit still with 94 percent." 

During the past decade, even with a roller coaster . 
economy, staff members in the university's Career 
Planning and Placement office have consistently shown 
a high placement rate for Stout graduates, ranging 
from 90 to 96 percent. 

In the report, which covers the 1984-85 academic 
year, Dahlke characterizes the national job market for 
college graduates as "sluggish," an indicator of a "flat 
economy" during recent years. "Even so, a high 
percentage of Stout graduates who were in the job 
market found employment," he said. "Of those 
graduates who found employment, 92 percent were 
working in fields directly in or related to their major 
courses of study (at Stout). This is consistent with 
similar placement records in recent years." 

Dahlke attributes the high placement rate to Stout's 
commitment in preparing students for specific careers. 
"Since its inception, Stout has attracted students who 
have well defined career choices," he said. "In addi- 
tion,* these students establish a solid work ethic prior to 
or during college. These attributes coupled with the 
types of programs offered by the university make Stout 
graduates attractive to employers." Commenting fur- 
ther, Dahlke pointed out that nearly all majors offered 
by the university have placement rates of 90 to 100 per- 
cent this year. "Employment prospects haven't in- 
creased substantially this year in America (for recent 
college graduates), yet our grads have done well," 
Dahlke said. 

Commenting on specific majors, Dahlke said 
"Graduates in hotel and restaurant management seem 
to have experienced the best job market. More than 60 
hospitality companies recruited on campus for 176 
graduates. Jobs for those in this field abound in all 
levels and in all geographic locations. The retail field 
also held up well with a 98.7 percent placement suc- 
cess. Jobs for applied math graduates and industrial 
technology graduates were strong, with most offers go- 
ing to those graduates with co-op or intern 
experience." The report shows an even brighter picture 
for students with advanced degrees from Stout who 
had a 96.4 percent placement rate. 

Dahlke explained that new employers are attracted to 
Stout in record numbers. "Employers say our 
graduates are well prepared and eager to work," he 
said. "Careers and jobs are on the minds of all our 
students. It is part of their makeup. "□ 



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Yurcisin picked 
for institute 



New football 
coach named 



Ann M. Yurcisin MS '78, Ed.S. '81 director, Services 
for Students With Disabilities at Stout, was one of 75 
women selected to attend the 10th annual summer 
Institute for Women in Higher Education Administra- 
tion held at Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Penn. 
Yurcisin's participation in the program was made 
possible through a $3,200 fellowship provided through 
the Stout Alumni Association. This was the first year of 
the annual fellowship which is awarded to a Stout 
alumnus for research or study beyond a master's 
degree. 

According to Yurcisin, attending the summer in- 
stitute was "an outstanding, exciting opportunity, one 
that would not have been possible had it not been for 
the Stout Alumni Fellowhsip. Here I was on the cam- 
pus of Bryn Mawr College with women from univer- 
sities and colleges throughout the United States. These 
were women who came from a variety of educational 
backgrounds, experiences and responsibilities, and 
many were considered outstanding in their fields. We 
had all come together for the purpose of learning to 
enhance our administrative abilities, to develop new 
skills and to learn from one another." 

The course work included academic governance, 
finance and budgeting, management and leadership, 
administrative uses of the computer, human relations 
skills, professional development and policy issues in 
higher education. "All facutly were outstanding 
speakers and noted experts in areas of higher educa- 
tion administration," she said. "At times the summer 
institute was like a mini-Stout, with many oppor- 
tunities to apply what we had learned in class through 
case studies, simulations and exercises. The entire sum- 
mer institute was an intensive learning experience with 
classes seven days a week, starting early in the morn- 
ing and often going well into the night. 

"There are so many ways that I benefited from the 
summer institute, each day I realize that more and 
more. Not only did I gain more of an understanding of 
issues in higher education but a better perspective on 
how these issues affect me in my position at Stout. I 
gained valuable, practical information on budgeting, 
administrative applications of the computer, and skills 
in management and human relations. I also learned 
specific skills and information on resume development, 
career mapping and development of support systems 
such as networks and mentorships that I have been 
able to utilize as an associate director of a model pro- 
ject on campus, Career Education for College Women 
with Disabilites. The institute was invaluable in helping 
me to clarify- my personal and professional goals." 

For an application and additional information on the 
Stout Alumni Fellowship, write Alumni Association 
Scholarships-Fellowships, Louis Smith Tainter House, 
University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wis. 
54751D 



A 39-year-old Wyoming native, James Richard 
Lawrence, is the new head football coach at Stout. 
Lawrence's appointment was announced in January by 
Athletic Director Warren Bowlus. 

Bowlus said Lawrence was picked out of a list of 100 
candidates from throughout the United States. A 
seven-member search and screen committee voted 
unanimously for Lawrence, Bowlus said. 

Lawrence replaces Bob Kamish who stepped down in 
December to assume other duties at the university. 

Lawrence comes to Stout from the University of 
Wyoming where he was administrative assistant to the 
head football coach, recruitment coordinator and a 
coach for outside linebackers. He was also athletic 
director and head football coach at Panhandle State 
University, Goodwell, Okla. At Panhandle State, he 
took over a football program that had only one win- 
ning season in 17 years and during the next two years 
developed a team with a 17-5 record. 

Lawrence attributes his success to a "team code" he 
uses to develop an attitude that "is recognizable to all 
the people in the college and the community." 

He also has coaching experience at four high schools 
in Iowa and Nebraska. 

Lawrence began his playing career in his home state 
of Wyoming, where he was an all-stater. He moved on 
to Chadron State College in Nebraska and finished his 
career at Upper Iowa State University, Fayette, where 
he received his bachelor's degree and where he later 
served as a member of the coaching staff and defensive 
coordinator. He also holds a master's degree from 
Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville. 

In announcing the appointment, Bowlus said " We 
are very happy and pleased to have Rich Lawrence 
named as our new head football coach here at Stout. I 
couldn't be more satisfied with the selection. I think 
he'll bring in a new attitude to our community of Stout 
and Menomonie." 

Of his appointment, Lawrence said he is feeling 
"very good" about the level of professionalism found 
in Stout's program. He also praised the Wisconsin 
State University Conference as "one of the better 
NCAA, Division III or NAIA conferences in the 
nation." Lawrence added "I'd be foolish to think that 
we could claim a championship right away in this con- 
ference, but we'll be competitve. We'll be somewhere 
in the top half of the conference, but the conference 
without a doubt, is a very good one."D 



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Enrollment hits 
record high 



Official fall enrollment is 7,730, an increase of 345 
students from last year, according to statistics in the 
final enrollment report released by the university. 

This is a record high for enrollment, the previous 
record year being 1982 when there were 7,596 students. 

The report shows that there are students at the 
university from all Wisconsin counties, 32 states or ter- 
ritories and 32 foriegn countries. 

Wisconsin counties with the highest enrollment are 
Dunn (591), Milwaukee (408), Eau Claire (280), Brown 
(268) and Waukesha (251). 

Foreign countries with the most students include 
Nigeria (93), Trinidad and Tobago (89), Saudi Arabia 
(13), Malaysia (24), Jamaica (8), and Taiwan (8). 

There are 1,967 Minnesota residents at the university 
this year, representing more than 25 percent of the 
enrollment. 

The report shows industrial technology is the largest 
major, with its 1,673 students accounting for more than 
23 percent of the undergraduate enrollment. Hotel and 
restaurant management is second with 1,317 students 
representing more than 18 percent of the 
undergraduate enrollment. Other large majors include 
fashion merchandising (636), business administration 
(652), art (414) and applied math (264). 

The report shows an increase of 23 minority 
students, setting a record high number of 192. 

Men make up nearly 53 percent of the enrollment 
and women more than 47 percent. □ 



Bensen heads 
international group 

James Bensen, dean of the School of Industry and 
Technology at Stout has been elected president of the 
International Technology Education Association for 
1987-88. He will begin a one-year term this spring as 
president-elect of the organization, which has 7,000 
members throughout the world. 

Bensen, who has been at Stout for 20 years, has been 
active in the technology education profession as an 
author, researcher, speaker, and leader on the local, 
national, and international level. He is a past-president 
of the American Council on Industrial Arts Teacher 
Education and the American Council for Industrial Arts 
State Association Officers. He has also served two 
previous terms on ITEA's Board of Directors and is 
past-president of the Wisconsin Technology Education 
Association. □ 



Service offered to 
visually impaired 

A device that aids visually impaired persons in 
reading printed materials is available to Stout alumni 
through the Library Learning Center. 

Called the Kurzweil Reading Machine, the unit scans 
printed material and reads it aloud. In addition to 
aiding visually impaired persons, the machine has also 
been used by people with certain learning disabilities, 
such as dyslexia. Users will need some training before 
operating the device. Additional information can be ob- 
tained from Mary Ellen Schultze or Rose Studebaker, 
phone (715) 232-2472. □ 



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Class Notes 

1949-72 

James Bergstrom '49 has retired from the 
manufacturing engineering department of 
Honeywell Aerospace Division and resides in 
Otto, N.C. Katchen Ringelstetter '60 is a 
consultant for the Bureau of Food and Nutri- 
tion for the Wisconsin Department of Public 
Instruction, and resides in Monona. Jim 
Polarski '67 is an industrial education in- 
structor at Milton High School and has been 
named Milton area coordinator for the 
Blackhawk Technical Institute. John Arata '68 
is curator of exhibits, Museum of Western 
Expansion, Department of Interior, St. Louis. 
Carol Palombi Schultz BS '68, MS 72 is the 
home economist for cooperative extension for 
Colorado State University and resides in Fort 
Collins, Colo. Paul Harris Ed.S. '70 has com- 
pleted all academic requirements for the doc- 
tor of philosophy degree in educational ad- 
ministration at Pacific Western University 
and resides in Baltimore, Md. Dale 
Deutscher '71 is diesel mechanics instructor 
at Nicolet College, Rhinelander. Dave Dewey 
'71 resides in Chetek and is a loan officer 
with Dairyland State Bank in Bruce. Peder 
Fagerholm '71 is a course developer for IBM 
National Service Education Center, Marietta, 
Ga. Myron Labs '71 is a sales and marketing 
manager of the Preferred Provider organiza- 
tion of the Holy Cross Health Choice Plan 
Inc., Merrill. Mary Petta Flynn BS '72, MS 
'73 is a rehabilitation counselor with 
Goodwill Industries of Tucson Inc., Tucson, 
Ariz. Rhoda Warren Prochnow '72 is a part- 
time' extension home economist for Green 
Lake County. Sam Schlieder '72 is tool 
design supervisor for the injection mold 
design department of Key Tronic Corp., 
Spokane, Wash. 

1973-76 

Nancy Draxler Graese '73 teaches home 
economics at Glenwood City. Maggie Foote 
'74, is executive director at the Mabel Tainter 
Memorial Building, Menomonie. Chuck 
Grimm '74 is plant manager of Appleton 
Papers-Canada Ltd., in Peterborough, 
Ontario, Canada. Dave '72 and Kay Emerson 
Roy '74 reside in Lexington, Ky. Dave is 
director of human resources at Lexington 
Marriott Resort Hotel and Kay is chairman of 
the early childhood education program at 
Midway College. Charlene Sitenga MS '74 is 
coordinator of adult continuing education for 
the WITI-Rice Lake region. Marilyn 
Hellendrung Heifner '75 teaches Chapter I 
and junior high reading at Boyceville. 
Kathryn Moravitz Miller '75 is a senior 
buyer in procurement for IBM Corp., 
Rochester, Minn. Robert Sandstrom '75 is 
senior associate scientist in plasma physics 
research at IBM-Yorktown Research Center. 
Gary Schoenborn '75 is senior industrial 
engineer at Consolidated Papers Inc., 
Wisconsin Rapids. Bruce Crownhart '76 is 
system services manager for the information 
services department at The Trane Company, 
La Crosse. Robert Dvorak '76 is production 
engineering manager of Northern 
Laboratories, Manitowoc. Darlene 
Simmerman Enghagen MS '76 is a guidance 
counselor at Sun Prairie Senior High School. 



Kathleen Brenner Kranz '76 is financial ac- 
countant at Rosemount Engineering in Eden 
Prairie, Minn. Brian Rogers BS '76, MS '82 is 
director of the Center for Independent Living 
at Stout. 

1977-79 

Marcie Slade Brooke '77 is a home 
economics teacher at Hudson High School 
and resides in River Falls. Deborah Gagliano 
'77 is general merchandise manager with 
Holoubek Inc., Waukesha. Kevin '78 and 
Karen Nelson Lentzen '78 reside in Lenoir, 
N.C. Kevin is a systems analyst with Yale 
Materials Handling and Karen is a 
telemarketing representative for D.C. Heath 
and Co. Jeff Schrader '77 is manager of 
development planning at Holiday Inns Inc., 
Memphis, Tenn. Jill Jacobsen Severson '77 is 
secretary and receptionist for her husband, 
Dennis, in his chiropractic office in Augusta. 
Peggy Traeder '77 is owner and operator of 
"Lady Luv," a ladies specialty shop in 
Reedsburg. Mary Crave '78 is home 
economist for Marathon County. Karen 
Dickrell '79 is home economist for 
Kewaunee County. Patrick '79 and Betsy 
Quilling Donegan '78 reside in Henderson, 
Tenn. Patrick is maintenance administrator at 
Oscar Mayer and Co., Nashville. Sheila 
Johnson Frederick '79 is a psychology, techni- 
cian at the V.A. Medical Center in Tomah. 
Mary Goetsch BS '78, MS '79 is food service 
supervisor at McCauley Manor, Aurora, 111. 
Brian Hanson '79 is a senior associate 
engineer with IBM in Rochester, Minn. 
Kevin Mannel BS '79, MS '80 is director of 
Adult Development Services in Greenwood. 
Jan Nichols '79 is manager of hospitality con- 
sulting services, Merrill Lynch Capital 
Markets, Atlanta. Julie Gessert Prinsen '79 is 
a renal nutritionist with the West Suburban 
Kidney Center, Oak Park, 111. Gary Sjurset 
'79 is a first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. 
He is a navigator at Ellsworth Air Force Base, 
S.D. Herb Stuart '79 is with Minuteman 
ICBM in the 12th Strategic Missile Squadron, 
Malmstrom AFB, Mont. Michael Sumpmann 
BS '79, MS' 84 is a manufacturing engineer 
with IBM, Lexington, Ky. Arthur Wagner '79 
is food and beverage manager at Bluewater 
Bay Resort and Community Complex, 
Niceville, Fla. 

1980-82 

Laurie Trepanier Hagberg '80 is employed 
by a New York design office in 
Southampton. Wendy Zell '80 is community 
living coordinator for United Cerebral Palsy 
of South Central Wisconsin. Don Anderson 
'81 teaches power and auto mechanics at 
Augusta High School. Robert Beck '81 is a 
sales representative with Beckwith Inc., 
Minneapolis. Donna Fain Brown '81 is senior 
associate cost engineer at IBM Corp., San 
Jose, Calif. Jane Dedering Johnson '81 is pro- 
ject manager for Ambiance Associates in 
Pleasanton, Calif. Peter Klitzke '81 is a sup- 
port work counselor at the Occupational 
Development Center, Bloomington, 111. Barb 
Weikel '81 is 4-H and youth agent for 
Kewaunee County. Lisa Weisheipl 
Brantmeyer '81 is a staff home economist for 
Northwest Fabrics general office. Roberta 
Alger '82 is systems support specialist in the 
accounting department at American 



Founders Life Insurance Co., Austin, Texas. 
Thomas '82 and Suzanne Shaw DeHahn '84 
reside in Matteson, 111. He is facilities 
manager in the Graduate School of Business 
at the University of Chicago. Peter Hanson 
'82 is production control estimator for First 
Impression Printers and Lithographers Inc., 
Elk Grove, 111. Bruce Heurich '82 is a test 
technician for Aerospace Systems Division, 
Boulder, Colo. Lois Linse BS '82, MS '85 is a 
social worker and therapist educator for the 
Lutheran Children's Friend Society of 
Wisconsin, Shawano. 

1983-84 

Terry Anderson '83 is teaching emotionally 
disturbed students at Owen-Withee. David 
Dailey '83 is a graphic arts engineer at 
Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, and resides 
in Shawnee, Kan. Ann Egenberger '83 is 
sales associate for Pella Windows and Doors, 
and resides in Hopkins, Minn. Debra 
Erickson '83 is a copy machine salesperson 
for International Office Systems Inc., and 
models for "Jockey For Her." Barbara Huhn 
MS '83 is psychological services coordinator 
at Petersen Health Care, Rhinelander. Joan 
Hunter '83 is a programmer-analyst with the 
State of Wisconsin, Department of Natural 
Resources, Bureau of Information Manage- 
ment. Judith Kistner '83 is a therapist at Eau 
Claire Academy. Thomas Kuchenreuther '83 
resides in Orlando, Fla., and is employed by 
Disneyworld. David Seeds '83 is general 
manager of the Dillon Inn, Downers Grove, 
111. Mary Dunlap Webster '83 is a systems 
analyst for Kohler Co. Susan Zweber '84 is a 
marketing representative with North 
American Computer Exchange, Prior Lake, 
Minn. Mary Dodge '84 is assistant group 
sales manager, Mead Inn, Wisconsin Rapids. 
Linda Dragomir '84 is food service director at 
the YWCA, Alliance, Ohio. Mary Fay MS '84 
is a counselor at Carroll College, Waukesha. 
Juliet Finnegan '84 is a registered clinical 
dietitian for ARA Services at Swedish 
American Hospital and resides in Rockford, 
111. Karla Gehrke '84 teaches elementary 
special education at Monroe Community 
School in the St. Paul, Minn, school district. 
She is also assistant track coach at Como 
Park Senior High in St. Paul. Tom Hanson 
'84 is a copier sales representative for Pitney 
Bowes, Los Angeles. Mark Honnold '84 is a 
quality engineer with Geneva Group of Com- 
panies Inc., Eden Prairie, Minn. Thomas 
McVeigh, 'MS '84 is executive director of 
Riverfront Inc., La Crosse. Cynthia Merde 
'84 is head teacher of the program for two 
and three-year-olds at Stout's Child and 
Family Study Center. Brian Ness '84 is 
employed by Sperry Systems, Clearwater, 
Fla. Cindy Schwartz '84 is associate manager 
for Arkip in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, 
and resides in Eagan, Minn. Jeanne Weiberg 
'84 is a special education teacher at Lincoln 
Junior High School, Park Falls.. 

1985 

Edward Anderson MS '85 teaches high 
school physical education and coaches girls 
junior varsity basketball at Kirtland, N.M. 
Donald Bruhn '85 is a production engineer 
for Texas Instruments and resides in Dallas. 
Pat Cosgrove '85 is employed by Honeywell 



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and resides in Eagan, Minn. Stephen Crane 
'85 is a senior engineer with Technology 80 
Inc., Minneapolis. Patrick Cunningham MS 
'85 is employed with Omar Carnival Shows 
and is responsible for vending operations 
and for safety of the workers and animals. 
He resides in Minneapolis. E. Michael 
Domke '85 is district sales representative for 
Power Distribution Inc. and resides in 
Richfield, Minn. David Hartig '85 is building 
construction department chairman and in- 
structor at Indiana Vocational Technical 
College, Muncie, Ind. Jody Hutkowski '85 is 
area manager for Marshalls Inc., Bloom- 
ington, 111. Sonja Johnson MS '85 is librarian 
at Menomonie High School. Daniel Jambura 
'85 is associate manufacturing technology 
engineer in dimensional metrology for 
General Dynamics Corp., Fort Worth, Texas. 
James Jung '85 resides in Clarendon Hills, 
111., and is training to be a district manager 
for Taco Bell. Kevin Kalscheur '85 is a 
satellite operations associate engineer at 
Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., and 
resides in Sunnyvale, Calif. David Kijek '85 
is a sales representative for Metropolitan 
Insurance Co., Roseville, Minn. Bradley 
Kortbein '85 is an estimator for HBE Corp., 
St. Louis. Michael Kraimer '85 is a design 
engineer with Consumer Steel, Manitowoc. 
Theresa Malkowski '85 is a supervisor with 
Sky Chefs Flight Kitchen, Milwaukee. 
Timothy Larson '85 is a manufacturing 
engineer for Sparta Brush Co. Steve Martino 
'85 is an associate engineer with Martin 
Marietta Corp., Denver. Michael Meyers '85 
is an estimator for The Hoffman Group Inc., 
Schaumburg, 111. Kelly Meer '85 is a pro- 
grammer for DoBoy Corp., New Richmond. 
Jane Piotrowski MS '85 is a job developer at 
Kaposia Inc., St. Paul, Minn. Larry Rector 
'85 is a manufacterers representative with 
Rustco Products Co., Madison. Brent 
Ringlien '85 is a design engineer for 
Brad-Foote Gear Works, Cicero, 111. Lynn 
Salley '85 is stationed with the 71st Student 
Squadron, Vance Air Force Base, Okla. Mike 
Skalitzky '85 is a packaging technologist for 
Ekco Products Inc., and resides in Palatine, 
111. Amy Vanek '85 is an activity therapist at 
Curative Rehabilitation Center, Wauwatosa. 
Melinda Waite '85 is an assistant manager of 
Days Inn, Chester, Va. Christine Williams 
'85 is manager at Northwest Fabrics, 
Schofield. 



Marriages 



1972-80 

Kathi McDonald to Sam Schlieder '72, July 
20, Spokane, Wash., where couple resides. 
Joan Lane to Robert Sandstrom '75, July 13. 
Couple resides in Chappaqua, N.Y. Peggy 
Rosenberg to Kim Paul Anderson '75, Oct. 
18, Green Bay, where couple resides. - 
Claudeen Hepburn '76 to James Oebser, 
Sept. 21. Couple resides in Elk Mound. Betty 
Ertl '79 to J. Lynn Reaves, Aug. 31, 
Stockbridge. Julia Hierl '79 to William 
Burmesch BS '72, MS '80, Sept. 14, 
Rochester, Minn. Couple resides in 
Northfield, Minn. Roberta Lundberg '79 to 
Russell Long, Oct. 5, Milwaukee. Couple 
resides in Greendale. Sandra Osborne to 
Richard Christensen '79, Aug. 31, Marion, 
Ind. Cathleen Haessly to Jeffrey Baumann 
'80, Aug. 31, Juneau. Couple resides in Oak 
Creek. Susan Renneisen '80 to Timm 
Frankowski '79, Oct, 12, Minneapolis, where 
couple resides. Heather Smith '80 to James 
Seefeld, Aug. 16, Rockton, 111. Couple resides 
in Janes ville. Mary Visintainer to Keith 
Pierson '80, June 22, Norway, Mich. Couple 
resides in Green Bay. Sarah Wuest BS '80, 
MS '82 to Barry Robinson, Aug. 3. Couple 
resides in Coon Rapids, Minn. 



1981-82 

Jane Dedering '81 to Mark Johnson, July 6, 
San Jose, Calif., where couple resides. 
Deboka Jorns '81 to Peter Beane, Oct. .12, 
Sturgeon Bay, where couple resides. Frances 
Kinney '81 to Michael Damian,.Aug. 10. 
Couple resides in Paradise, Calif. Diane 
Larson to Mick Warning '81, Sept. 21, 
Oshkosh, where couple resides. Ellen Olsen 
'81 to John Christensen, Sept. 7, Denmark. 
Couple resides in Green Bay. Renee 
Reidinger to Rick Lemke '81, Oconto Falls. 
Couple resides in Oshkosh. Kimberly 
Wheeler MS '81 to Bruce Suilmann, Nov. 30, 
Stevens Point. Couple resides in 
Waynesville, Mo. Lisa Weisheipl '81 to Dan 
Brantmeyer, May 4. Couple resides in Eau 
Claire. Nancy Alonzo to Richard Jensen '82, 
Oct. 19, Eau Claire. Couple resides in 
Appleton. Kathleen Bohnsack '82 to Frank 
Marsicek, Sept. 28. Couple resides in De 
Pere. Lisa Canisius '82 to Terrand Grail, Oct. 
19, Sheboygan. Patricia Dumas '82 to 
Darnell Morris '84, Sept, 21. Couple resides 
in St. Anthony, Minn. Pamala Einerson '82 
to Brian Kirchner, Sept. 28, Middleton. 
Nanette Hastings to Brian Neihaus '82, Oct. 
19, Marshfield. Couple resides in 
Menomonie. Susan Hageman '82 to Daniel 
Herlache, Nov. 16, Fond du Lac. Couple 
resides in Oconto. Sara Schuett '82 to Steven 
Foust, Nov. 16, Wausau. Couple resides in 
Mosinee. Elaine Sigler '82 to Roman Molls 
Jr., June 29, Almena, where couple resides. 
Roberta Sisinni '82 to John Enderby '82, 
Sept. 20, South St. Paul, where couple 
resides. 

1983-84 

Nicole Campobasso '83 to Calvin. Fischer BS 
'80, MS '83, June 1, St. Paul, Minn. Couple 
resides in Hartland. Mary Dunlap '83 to 



Peter Webster, Oct. 5, Rochester, Minn. Cou- 
ple resides in Sheboygan. Judy German to 
Mike Stankevitz '83, Sept. 21, Thorp. Cou- 
ple resides in Madison. Pamela Hartel '83 to 
Daniel Meihak, Oct. 26, Fort Atkinson. 
Susan Hasenohrl to Thomas Ciaciura '83, 
Sept. 21, Nekoosa. Couple resides in 
Palatine, 111. Michele Kilinski '83 to Michael 
Seager '83, Sept. 21, Wausau. Couple resides 
in Red Wing. Dianne Kuehl '83 to Robert 
LaBore '83, Sept. 21, Neenah. April Pulera to 
Rory Wagner '83, Oct. 12, Rockford, 111. Cou- 
ple resides in Cherry Valley. Juleen 
Sackmann to Brent Hallgren '83, Sept. 28, 
Medford. Couple resides in Abbotsford. Jean 
Saxton '83 to Randolph Merg, July 6. Cou- 
ple resides in Jefferson. Mary Smits to Eric 
Ylisaker '83, Nov. 2, Wisconsin Rapids. Cou- 
ple resides in Blain, Minn. Cheryl Tiger '83 
to Brian Budnik '84, Aug. 17, Schofield. 
Couple resides in Marion. Cheryl Sobczak 
'83 to Keith Seamars, Oct. 5. Penny Theiss to 
Joel Walde '83, Clear Lake. Kari Anderson 
'84 to Scott McHenry '85, Oct. 12, Crystal, 
Minn. Couple resides in Denver. Rene Derks 
'84 to Scott Braun '85, Wausau. Couple 
resides in Appleton. Linda Graham '84 to 
Todd Trautmann '84, Sept. 28. Kay Hart '84 
to Mark Sitek, Aug. 10, Superior, where cou- 
ple resides. Sheryl Henning '84 to Scott 
Gray '84, July 27, Ripon. Couple resides in 
Waseca, Minn. Kimberly Marquardt '84 to 
Barry Blievernicht, Aug. 17, Menomonie. 
Bonnie Mclvor '84 to Mark Smith '83, Sept. 
21, Menomonie, where couple resides. Jill 
Prom '84 to Scott Nothem, Oct. 5, Lake 
Church. Couple resides in Newburg. 
KathyAnn Sandstrom '84 to Douglas Saeger, 
Oct. 18, Brookfield. Couple resides in 
Milwaukee. Therese Schmitt '84 to David 
Teela, May 18. Couple resides in Oshkosh. 
Jenna Van Haren to Martin Geiser '84, Sept. 
28, Hilbert. Couple resides in Gulf Breeze, 
Fla. Kathleen Weiss '84 to Craig Oesau, 
Sept. 21, Mondovi. Couple resides in Racine. 

1985 

Jesika Blackburn '85 to Charles Bird '85, 
Nov. 2, Wausau. Couple resides in Min- 
neapolis. Sheri Edwards '85 to Steven Katz- 
man '83, July 20, Elkhorn. Couple resides in 
Baraboo. Fayette Mehls '85 to Ryan Vroman, 
Sept. 21, Chippewa Falls. Couple resides in 
Sioux Falls, S.D. Amy Morrell '85 to David 
Gearing '84, Aug. 24, Rhinelander. Couple 
resides in St. Louis, Mo. Rena Rokus '85 to 
Alan Zipp '85, Aug. 24, Port Washington. 
Couple resides in Austin, Texas. Carolyn 
Wolf '85 to Steven Mais '85, Sept. 14, Eau 
Galle. Couple resides in Beloit. 



Births 



1971-83 

A son, Ross Allen, June 10, to Rex BS '72, 
MS 76 and Karen Fabritz Koderl 70, 
Milwaukee. A son, Brandon Richard, Aug. 
20, to Richard BS '71, MS '81 and Madelyn 
Froom, Wittenberg. Twin sons, Michael 
James and Erik Daniel, Feb. 27, 1984, to 
William and Janice Carpenter Parks 71, 
Waukesha. A son, John Rhodes, March 24, 
1984, to Dennis and Rhoda Warren 
Prochnow 72, Markesan. A daughter, Merry 



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Dawn, Sept. 23, to Dale and Delores Bitner 
Morud 72. A daughter, Caroline, Nov. 6, to 
Cal BA 74 and Sue Destiche Eichinger BA 
75, Lakewood, Colo. A son, William John 
Jr., April 22, to William '75 and Debby 
Nicklas, Lisbon. A daughter, Valerie Marie, 
Jan. 2, 1985, to Betty Zastrow Armstrong '75, 
Brule, Neb. A son, Timothy Daniel, Aug. 16, 
to Daniel '75 and Susan (Tootie) Harmann 
Alft BS '73, MS 79, Wisconsin Rapids. A 
daughter, Melissa Ann, Aug. 12, to Dan and 
Kathryn Moravitz Miller '75, Rochester, 
Minn. A son, Kristopher Warren, April 27, to 
Kevin and Kathleen Brenner Kranz '76, 
Bloomington, Minn. A son, Matthew Ken, 
Oct. 15, to Dennis '76 and Beth Stark Asfeld 
'76, Burnsville, Minn. A son, John Eric, Aug. 
24, to Pete and Patti Silas Feldman '76, Prior 
Lake, Minn. A son, Tyler Jason, July 5, to 
Brian and Patricia Rupprecht Tautges '76, 
Fond du Lac. A son, Andrew James, June 12, 
to Jan '80 and Julie Gessert Prinsen '79, 
Midlothian, 111. A daughter, Katherine Ann, 
Oct. 26, to Brian '79 and Ann Hanson, 
Rochester, Minn. A son, Gregory Basil, Feb. 
27, to Brad '80 and Mary Lou Basil 
Cummings '81, Powell, Wyo. A son, Jason 
Harvestor, Sept. 2, to Daniel '82 and - 
Victoria McCracken Trollen '83, Milwaukee. 



People You Know 



Deaths 



1917-81 

Hazel Ellicson Buss Dip. '17, Oct. 31. Helen 
Redford Dip. '18, Jan. 15. Geroge Janke Dip. 
'18, Jan. 12, 1985, Mitchell, S.D. Mabel 
Leavitt Lynott '20, Jan. 1, 1985, Tucson, Ariz. 
Emily Petersen Hawley Dip. '22, Dec. 1, 
Neenah. William Lobeck Dip. '26, BS '35, 
Oct. 2, Virginia Beach, Va. Margaret Stroum 
Ronnberg '26, Nov. 4, Fullerton, Calif. 
Henry Hainer '32, 90, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 
formerly of Sheboygan. George Biwer '32, 
76, Wausau. Raymond Cherry '33, Sedona, 
Ariz. John Harmon '33, 75, Feb. 9, Eau 
Galle. Martin Johnson '39, Aug. 15, Kent, 
Ohio. Roy Morrison '39, January, Chippewa 
Falls, Blanche Huff '41, Oct. 5, Sparta. 
Darvey Carlsen BS '44, MS '46, Grantsbury. 
Shirley Schnitzler Dittbrenner '48, 59, Oct. 
20, Balsam Lake. Audrey Keith Hanson '48, 
February, Trego. Ed Dittmer '51, 57, Jan. 13, 
Sarasota, Fla. C.C. (Clancy) Urankar '51, 58, 
New Berlin. Clarice Zarling Richards '52, 
Aurora, Colo. Fern Horn MS '56, 62, Jan. 7" 
Milwaukee. Robert Ward MS '66, 53, 
Menomonie. Donna Mahnke Steevens 70, 
37, Nov. 12, Park Rapids, Minn. Thomas 
Boie '81, 26, Sept. 10, Stanley. 



Faculty 



Mary Killian, December, Omaha, Neb. Olive 
Nitz, 75, Nov. 27, Menomonie. Leo Weaver, 
64, Dec. 15, Menomonie. 



by Pat Reisinger 
Alumni Director 



The "Dunn County News" features news 
articles from years past. In the "50 Years 
Ago" column recently, the following ap- 
peared: "Next year's enrollment at Stout In- 
stitute promises to be the largest in the 
history of the institution. ..and it is certain 
the attendance will be up to the capacity of 
the accommodations. ..There have now been 
enrolled for next year 147 students which is 
quite remarkable in view of the fact that it is 
too early for the bulletin for the year 
1911-1912 to be sent to press." In 1986, a 
record 7,750 students are attending Stout. 
There are 32 major buildings on approximate- 
ly 120 acres. How things have changed since 
1911. 

Hearing from alumni who write of their ex- 
periences while at Stout is most enjoyable. 
Orvetta "Vets" Braker Moltzau '36 writes to 
say that the new home of the alumni and 
foundation office was the home of Paul and 
Anna Wilson and their five children when 
she attended Stout. "The Wilsons were very 
generous with their home and time for Stout 
students," she wrote. "Mrs. Wilson was the 
adviser of the Philomathean Society. She 
used to read to us at meetings and I 
remember the delightful 'Barret's of Wimple 
Street.' Once a year every Philo member was 
invited to their home to a lunch or dinner. 
She also held a tea and would match per- 
sonalities to a china tea cup. Then, when we 
had rush parties, they would be at her home. 
Paul Wilson sometimes would hitch up a 
horse to a cutter and pick up the sorority 
rushes. I remember the tinkling bells on the 
harness and the white snow as we dashed 
through downtown to their home." We can't 
promise sleigh rides, but we do promise to 
have the former Wilson home, now known 
as the Louis Smith Tainter House, decorated 
for homecoming 1986. And as alumni travel 
back to Menomonie, please stop to see us. 
Speaking of homecoming, this year it oc- 
curs on Saturday, Oct. 18. Reunion classes 
have been sent information about the 
weekend. Call your friends and former 
classmates to plan a get-together in 
Menomonie that weekend. The reunion 
classes of 1946, 1956, 1961, 1965 and 1971 are 
scheduled to be honored. That doesn't 
preclude anyone else from joining in the 
festivities. The victory celebration for the 
alumni Toward Century II campaign will also 
be held that weekend. Motel space is limited 
so begin making arrangements now. 

For alumni who want to have a place to 
meet to see each other— a former graduate 
Paul "Rudy" Landwehr '82 is looking for a 
site to hold such a gathering. He tried to rent 
the Dunn County Recreational Park but in- 
surance prohibits such a gathering if alcohol 
is served. However, the main question is if 
the building were rented for the Saturday of 
homecoming weekend, 2 p.m. until mid- 
night, would alumni, friends and spouses 
join in the reunion if alcohol wasn't 
available? Food and non-alcoholic beverages 
would be served and entertainment would be 



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possible. Please register your comments by 
writing Rudy at 5132 46th Avenue South, 
Minneapolis, MN 55417, or by calling him at 
(612) 722-4458. 

A senior at D,C. Everest High School has 
served her family just about all of the 
Chinese cooking they want to see. The 
reason for all the "wok throughs"-Ellen 
Podolske is a finalist in the Seventeen 
Magazine and General Foods "Now You're 
Cooking" competition. Melvin Podolske BS 
'55, MS '59, Ellen's father, teaches industrial 
arts at D.C. Everest. Her home economics 
teacher is Joanne Gosser Seller '62. Ellen will 
attend Stout this fall in the hotel and 
restaurant management program. Her contest 
experiences at the Culinary Institute of 
America will be an added asset for her prior 
to entering Stout. 

A December graduation gave roommates of 
the class of '52 a reason to rendezvous in 
Menomonie with their former house parents. 
Ralph BS 35, MS '47 and Jane Ecke Betterley 
'41 owned a home on the corner of Second 
Street and 13th Ave. in the '50s. The follow- 
ing roomates and spouses enjoyed an even- 
ing together at the Betterley home now 
located on Lake Menomin: Gene '52 and Pat 
Krause Traxler '52, Menomonie; Angus and 
Beverly Hedlund Cotton '52, Hilton Head, 
S.C.; Donna Heike Armstrong '52, Mondovi; 
and Laurence "Bud" '53 and Bev Brehmer 
Ryder '52, Madison. Angus and Bev Cotton 
were in Menomonie for their son Scott's 
graduation. 

The Stout Alumni Association sponsored a 
reception for returning basketball players, 
alumni and friends Feb. 8. Participants in the 
alumni game preceding the Blue Devil- 
Platteville game that evening were Randy 
Merg '84, Jefferson; Kurt Stellpflug '85, 
Whitehall; Bruce Mueller 79, Madison; Dave 
Buelow '85, Menomonie; Jeff Cleveland 78, 
Minnetonka, Minn.; Greg Kosciuk '83, 
Waterloo; Jim Conley '67, San Antonio, 
Texas; Gary Luecke 76, Onalaska; Dale 
Magedanz 73, West Allis; Jack Capelle 72, 
Wisconsin Dells; Jim Sallis 73, Minneapolis; 
Jim Menard 72, Eau Claire; Kent Stelter 
'82, Eau Claire;Darnell Morris '83, 
Minneapolis; Craig Sommers '82, 
Minneapolis; Virgil Dortch 76, Chicago; 
Mike Andrews 76, Cudahy; Pat Grady 77, 
Beaver Dam; Eddie Andrist 76, Menomonie; 
and Tom Olson '30, Waconia, Minn. 

The Alumni Awards Committee has award- 
ed four $1,000 graduate scholarships to the 
following: Sharon Giroux '84 who will earn 
an MS degree in vocational education; Susan 
Berg Herbach 76 who is working on an MS 
in home economics education; Jane Strenger 
Manske 71 who is working on an MS in 
vocational education administration; and Lori 
Jean Singerhouse '84 who is working on an 
MS in home economics education with em- 
phasis in vocational education and ad- 
ministration. The fellowship has been award- 
ed to Sharon Quilling Buran 79 who is 
working on a Ph.D. in education at the 
University of California, Riverside. 

Applications are available in the alumni of- 
fice for scholarships and fellowships. 
Deadlines for applying are Dec. 1, 1986, for 
scholarships; and Feb. 1, 1987, for the 
fellowship. 

The following alumni or faculty have plan- 
ned alumni activities: Dave Barnard and 
Dave Graf hosted a gathering in Las Vegas in 

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Thirty students are participating in the 
Extern Program this semester. The students 
will be "shadowing" alumni in their voca- 
tions for one to five days. The variety of ex- 
periences are in the areas of management 
technology, hotel and restaurant manage- 
ment, graphic arts, interior design and 
fashion merchandising. We appreciate the 
time and energy alumni have given to 
students in order to help with their choice of 
future employment. 

A special thank-you to all alumni who par- 
ticipated in the 1986 Toward Century II 
Phonathon. The base goal of one million has 
been met; however, with the aid of alumni, 
friends, the foundation board, faculty and 
staff, and the citizens of Menomonie, it is 
hoped that the Foundation will meet the 
challenge goal of two million. It is crucial 
that the challenge goal be met to keep Stout 
in the forefront of education. 



Corrections and Additions 

In our publication of the Stout Universi- 
ty Foundation annual report for 1984-85, 
we made the following omissions which 
we sincerely regret: "Tower Club" and 
"Chancellor's. Club," Frank and Betty 
Belisle. We request that any other ommis- 
sions or corrections be called to our atten- 
tion. We again thank our many generous 
supporters . □ 



Missing alumni 

Does anyone know where 
these people are? 

Class of 1920: Arthur Anderson, Etta V. 
Carbert, Myrtle Carroll, Lillian Colgan, 
Dorothy Dickenson, Leona Dougherty, 
Samuel F. Hall, Viola Hoffman, Margaret 
Jacobson, Charles N. King, Nels Lager, 
Jeanette McCormick, Eleanor McFadden, 
Ralph J. McKenzie, Hester Miller, Bernice 
Moffatt, Fred Nickel, Helen M. Nowack, 
Mabel B. Sneen, Mabel E. Solberg. Lottie 
Sommerfeld, Gladys S. Thornber, Lenora 
Widdis, Bernice Wiley, and A.J. Zimmer- 
man. 

Class of 1921: Elvira Anderson, Jeannie 
Green Anderson, Doris Robertson 
Beaurefard, Jessie Benson, Clara Bagley 
Blevens, Constance L. Bohman, Walter 
Borg, Melvin Brye, Clarice Campbell, 
Mary Chandler, Pearl E. Dahl, Edith 
Davis, Eunis M. Davis, Madelene 
Fischbach, Edith Foss, Emery B. Fuller, 
Dorothy Genske, Elcore Georgenson, 
Lucy Greenheck, Ruth Hail, Lila Ham- 
mer, Freda Heimberg, Wilhemine Higby, 
Doris Jacken, Harold Jennerjahn, Barbara 
Kollmer, Edna Lauritzen, Velma Ruth 
Mason, Marie Meyers, Dorothy Milavetz, 
Bertha Mumm, Irene Neppe, Ruth L. Par- 
sons, Earnest E. Phillipson, Zella V. 
Prescott, Otto W. Quistorff, Geneva 
Gladys Rech, Mildred Robinson, Edwin 
L. Rudolph, Eldon Schellschmidt, Ruth 
Schmidt, Louise Schultz, Mary Shook, 
Marguerite Stegner, Marguerite 
Sutherland, Edna Swedlund, Ella Tellar, 
George Thomas, Sam E. Wasleigh, 
Mildred Webb, Ruth Williams, Bernice 
Winter, and Harriet Zerr. 

Write to Alumni Office, Louis Smith 
Tainter House, UW-Stout, Menomonie, 
WI 54751, or call (715) 232-1151, 



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